Photo NYC Proposal Photography – Best Public Gardens For A Proposal

NYC Proposal Photography – Best Public Gardens For A Proposal

It might seem difficult to slip away for a little greenery in the midst of the concrete jungle.  But these garden hideaways are both accessible and romantic.  

Sneak away from the hustle and bustle of NYC for a quiet moment with your honey.  Besides offering amazing views, gardens offer a perfect floral backdrop to any marriage proposal.

So if you’re thinking of popping the question, take your special someone on a walk through one of these scenic botanical gardens and surprise them with a garden engagement.  Even better: have a photographer capture every moment leading up to that iconic, bended-knee pose with surprise proposal photography.

Fort Tyron:

Head uptown for an amazing botanical proposal with views to match.  Fort Tyron Park sits at the top of a hill, with tiered gardens and natural fauna below.  From the highest point, you can see the Hudson and the Fort Washington Bridge.  Deeper into the garden is the Cloisters Museum.  The building houses statues and artwork from all over Europe, and has a central courtyard with flowers and fountains.  Not only is this a great escape from the business of Manhattan, but it’s also a romantic place to pop the question.  Add to the romance by planning a picnic, complete with a bottle of your favorite champagne and a dozen roses.

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What’s more romantic than an engagement shoot set against stunning blooms?

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum:

Just a subway ride away from downtown Manhattan, this mid-1800’s Bronx mansion offers elegant charm and stunning gardens.  Meandering pathways, varied gardens and stone structures offer countless proposal photography options.  Whisk your special someone away for the day to wander the grounds, surprising your them when you drop to one knee.  This is a perfect proposal spot for hopeless romantics!


Central Park Conservatory:

Central Park is a favorite location for proposal photography.  From Bow Bridge to Bethesda Fountain, it has recognizable landmarks that are as iconic as they are romantic. If you’re seeking a flowery proposal, head to the Central Park Conservatory.  The only formal garden in Central Park offers beautifully manicured lawns, meandering pebble-lined pathways and colorful flowers.  With so many options, your only concern will be deciding where is the most picture-perfect spot to pop the question!

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Juan opted for a Central Park flashmob and picnic proposal.  The gingham blanket and gorgeous green backdrop made his proposal absolutely picture perfect! View his full proposal slideshow, here

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens:

Revel in 52 acres of gorgeous garden, right near Prospect Park.  If the two of you are hopeless romantics, head to the Shakespeare-themed garden and drop to one knee amongst all of the blooms mentioned in the playwright’s plays and poems!  Then, head for a walk around the gorgeous gardens for a proposal photography shoot.

Wave Hill Botanical Gardens:

This Bronx botanical garden has it all.  From meandering wooded paths, to various gardens and Hudson River, views there’s something for everyone.  Truly an escape from the city, this is the perfect romantic spot to head to for the day. Adding a blanket strewn with roses and your favorite bottle of champagne can only improve what is sure to be a romantic (and picture perfect!) proposal day.


Inspired to get started planning your own proposal?  Reach out today for a free consultation with one of our proposal experts.  Paparazzi Proposals has helped plan and secretly photograph countless proposals in NYC and beyond.  That proposal moment only happens once, so make sure you hire the experts to capture it to remember for years to come!